Stair gate revelation

This morning, I somehow managed to whack myself in the face with a stair gate. That's quite some achievement, I'm sure you'll agree. I feel I should explain how. I needed to use the plug socket on the landing at the top of the stairs. Tired and aching from yesterday's game of five-a-side, I took the ...

Win a Stick Man Live prize bundle!

Here's a competition that Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans won't want to miss! Freckle Productions' adaptation of Stick Man is returning for its eighth annual West End season. To celebrate this as well as the tenth anniversary of the much-loved book, I have a fantastic prize bundle up for grabs. Playing at London's Leicester Square Theatre ...

When will the media ever get dads right?

In my eight years of writing this blog, I've published regular rants about the media's representation of dads. And while I genuinely think that we're in the early stages of a cultural shift in thinking, it's agonisingly slow. Two news stories about dads caught my eye this week. They were opposite viewpoints of something very similar ...